Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on February 2011
When Laura Pepper and her husband decided to leave Japan last year, the experience proved just as maddening as it is for every other repatriating expat. Frustrated by the fragmentary and often out-of-date information available online, she created a comprehensive guidebook of her own for other people going through the same process themselves. The Stress-Free Guide to Leaving Japan is a 75-page e-book that covers everything from tax procedures and sodai gomi to coping with reverse culture shock. The information is arranged in checklists that gradually count down to your departure date, and supplemented with Japanese text and web links. If parting is such sweet sorrow, it just got a little sweeter.
¥500, available via http://sayonarajapan.com